Instructor(s): Carol Rogerson

For graduate students, the course number is LAW7018HF.

Note: The Blackboard program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Blackboard as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This course offers a general introduction to the law relating to family relationships, focusing on the rights and obligations between spouses and parents and children. Topics to be covered will include formation and dissolution of marriage, legal recognition of unmarried couples economic relations between spouses, contractual ordering of domestic relationships, domestic violence, child custody and support. Some attention will be devoted initially to developing an understanding of the nature of the institution referred to as "the family". Thematic emphasis will be placed on an examination of the assumptions regarding the family which inform existing legal regulation, the proper role of the state in prescribing family relationships and the challenges of law reform in a rapidly changing social context.

Evaluation
will be by a three-hour final open book examination.

At a Glance

First Term
Credits
4
Hours
4

Enrolment

Maximum
78
76 JD
2 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

T: 10:30 - 12:20
Th: 10:30 - 12:20